Tan-To Cheung

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BACKGROUND & AIMS We investigated the efficacy of entecavir, a cyclopentyl guanosine nucleoside analogue, as monoprophylaxis in patients with chronic hepatitis B who received a liver transplant. METHODS We studied data from 80 consecutive patients who received a liver transplant (47 from living donors and 33 from deceased donors) for hepatitis B-related(More)
BACKGROUND Local recurrence rates after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) vary from 2% to 36% in the literature. Limited data were available about the prognostic significance of local recurrence. STUDY DESIGN Between April 2001 and March 2006, 273 patients with 357 hepatocellular carcinoma nodules underwent RFA, with(More)
OBJECTIVE The systemic treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has produced disappointing results thus far. HCC is a hypervascular tumor with over-expression of angiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor. Thalidomide is an anti-neoplastic agent with anti-angiogenic and other mechanisms of action. We aim to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Liver stiffness measurement (LSM) using transient elastography has recently become available for the assessment of liver fibrosis. Whether LSM can predict the functional liver reserve in patients undergoing liver resection is not certain. AIM To correlate liver stiffness measurement (LSM) with indocyanine green (ICG) clearance test and liver(More)
OBJECTIVES The long-term outcomes of oral antiviral therapy without hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) in prevention of reinfection with hepatitis B after liver transplantation are not known. We aimed to determine the long-term outcomes from a large population of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) liver transplant recipients using oral antiviral therapy alone. (More)
Background and Objectives: Type I diabetes (T1DM) is associated with increased microvascular complications and inflammation. The monocyte-macrophage is a pivotal cell in atherogenesis. There are scanty data on non-invasive measures of microvascular abnormalities and inflammation in T1DM with microvascular complications. Thus, we examined systemic and(More)
Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is the best treatment option for selected patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with the background of cirrhosis since this treatment modality can cure both diseases at once. Over the years, the applicability of OLT for HCC has evolved. In Asia, including Hong Kong, a shortage of deceased donor liver grafts is a(More)
The outcomes of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatitis after liver transplantation (LT) without hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) is not well documented. This study aims to determine the outcomes of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients using an HBIG-free regimen. All biopsies performed 3 months or more after LT in consecutive CHB patients transplanted(More)
Long-term antiviral prophylaxis is required to prevent hepatitis B recurrence for patients with chronic hepatitis B after liver transplantation. We determined the long-term outcome of 265 consecutive chronic hepatitis B liver transplant recipients treated with entecavir monotherapy without hepatitis B immune globulin. Viral serology, viral load, and liver(More)